5.1 vs 6.1 vs 7.1

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  1. Jedd

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    Do you feel/hear any niticeable difference between these modes?
     
  2. Dave Vaughn

    Dave Vaughn Stunt Coordinator

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    In a word, YES!!! I have listened to many things both ways (blind tests with friends as well), and every time people pick the 6.1/7.1 sound as the best sounding. Just my .02.
     
  3. itai

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    setup back surrounds, insert Gladiator dts-es to dvd machine, seat on couch, push the play button.
    if a smile doesnt come on your face within the first minues, return the speakers to the dealer.
    [​IMG]
    (if you cant do the above test, the answer is yes)...
     
  4. Marty Lockstead

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    Hey Jedd,

    I share the other guys' opinion that 6.1/7.1 set ups are better. I recently purchased a Yamaha RX-V3200 which is rated at 120watts into 6 channels with a DTS-ES discrete rear center signal. I won't go so far as to say that it's a WAY better audio experience, but it certainly is noticeable. I strongly reccomend this receiver if you're considering an upgrade. Happy experimenting!
     
  5. Matthew G Hetman

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    I just recently added the two back channels to my system which uses a Denon 3801. It really added a lot to my enjoyment. This is especially true with the DTS-ES discrete titles like "The Haunting", "Bones" and musically Sheryl Crows new album...
     
  6. Jedd

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    Damn, this means I go H/K 520 instead of 320, buying stereo amp and two more speakers. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. GabrielC

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    LOL, the sacrifices that must be made [​IMG]
    It'll be worth it!! [​IMG]
     
  8. Mike Strassburg

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    JPIII is the one that did it for me.......7.1 is awesome on that DVD.

    Spend a little more now or instantly have "buyer's remorse"...
     
  9. Quentin

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    itai answered it best. If you watch Gladiator and hear those arrows flying over your head from behind you, you'll kill for 6.1/7.1.
     

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